A shift towards more sustainable modes of transport is good news for our health, communities and the environment, both locally and globally. It is a vital step in reducing the emissions causing climate change. Manchester Friends of the Earth campaigns for cycling, walking, alternative fuels and quality public transport to be at the heart of policies on how we get around. We also believe that it is important to reduce the need to travel by, for example, promoting the use and development of local shops and services.
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|12:00pm-2:00pm||Clean and Healthy Air - Are we getting there? (Sustainable Transport Futures - seminar)|
Clean and Healthy Air - Are we getting there? (Sustainable Transport Futures - seminar)21st Thu Mar 19
Old Fire Station
Old Fire Station
|8:00pm-10:00pm||Better Buses - a Film and Q&A (Bolton Socialist Club)|
Better Buses - a Film and Q&A (Bolton Socialist Club)22nd Fri Mar 19
Bolton Socialist Club
Bolton Socialist Club
Ashton MP Angela Rayner, Salford Mayor Paul Dennett and Manchester City leader Richard Leese support Better Buses passenger action (Better Buses for Greater Manchester campaign)
Better Buses Action Week (4th-11th March) – initiated by campaign group Better Buses for Greater Manchester – is a week of creative action to get local leaders and Andy Burnham’s attention, supported by Ashton MP Angela Rayner and Manchester City … Continue reading
A data audit* by Friends of the Earth has revealed the 126 sites across the North West that have breached the annual Air Quality Objective for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels, which is set to protect health. Of these sites Manchester’s … Continue reading
Nearly two thousand locations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland breaching air pollution limits
A data audit* by Friends of the Earth has revealed the 1,758 sites across the England, Wales and Northern Ireland that have breached the annual Air Quality Objective for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels, which is set to protect health.
26 February 2019 – for immediate release Commenting on the GM Clean Air Plan proposals unveiled today (1), Jen O’Brien from Clean Air Levenshulme, a local parents and residents group in one of the most polluted suburbs in Greater Manchester … Continue reading
News release: Air pollution in Greater Manchester… we need urgent action from Government and GM Mayor
Responding to Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan, Manchester Friends of the Earth are dismayed that Greater Manchester will not tackle illegal levels of air pollution before 2024. 
Manchester City Council are recently held a consultation on a 5km, £13.4 million proposed cycling and walking route from Chorlton to Manchester. The proposed 5km route will run along Barlow Moor Road, through Chorlton and then Manchester Road, Upper Chorlton Road … Continue reading
Stockport Council is planning to scrap the free Metroshuttle bus service in Stockport town centre.
It’s time for free bus travel as new figures expected to show Department for Transport failing on climate change (Friends of the Earth)
Annual greenhouse gas emissions data released today Move to electric cars needed, but alone won’t solve the problem says new research Friends of the Earth propose free bus travel as part of sensible solution
Annual greenhouse gas emissions are released today, and they show the Department for Transport is failing on climate change. We need to radically re-imagine transport and travel to reduce emissions, and make cities more liveable at the same time.
Government commits to tighter air pollution standards, but fails to set date and releases a plan severely lacking in detail on how such a target could be met.